In the midst of distress, anxiety, and worry, going to God is not always our first response. King David, in the Old Testament, gives us an example of how to respond the right way in adversity.
When David faced a time of crisis, he did what he had learned to do earlier on in his life. As a young shepherd, while taking care of his father’s sheep in the hillsides of Judea, he understood the power of going to God and drawing near to his Heavenly Father. In Psalm 18:6 (NLT), he wrote, “But in my distress I cried out to the Lord; yes, I prayed to my God for help…”
Every time we go to God, His presence begins to push away the darkness that stress, hopelessness, worry, and anxiety brings. David declared in Psalm 36:9 that God was his “fountain of cascading light” because he understood that when we go to God in our darkest times, His light brings us back into light again.
During these unprecedented times, be encouraged that you have access to your Heavenly Father. Make a decision to go to God with whatever you are feeling, whatever is going through your heart and mind, and He will take care of you.